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General History

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Coach Builders

PDF-011-1: H.V. Burlingham 1928-1963. Illustrated history. 26 pages.
PDF-012-2: H.V. Burlingham - A Flock of Seagulls - The Story of Burlingham’s ‘Seagull’ coach body. Illustrated history. 2nd edition. By Neville Mercer. 22 pages.

PDF-199-1: Duple Motor Bodies Ltd 1919-1989. Illustrated history. 29 pages.

PDF-129-1: Lesser Known Coachbuilders. Brief Histories. Illustrated. 39 pages.
Includes Allsop; Bartle; Eaton; Bence; Longwell Green; Mulliners; Whitson.

PDF-147-1: Lesser Known Coachbuilders 2. Brief Histories. Illustrated. 27 pages. Includes Applewhite; Barnards; Grose; Gurney Nutting; Picktree; Wilks & Meade.

PDF-107-1: Lesser Known Coachbuilders 3. Brief Histories. Illustrated. 41 pages. Includes Associated Coachbuilders; Air Dispatch; Bruce Coach Works; Metalcraft; Lydney; Mumford

PDF-173-1: Strachans (Coachbuilders) Ltd. 1894-1974. A Brief History. Illustrated. 29 pages.

PDF-031-1: W. L. Thurgood (Coachbuilders) Ltd. 1925 - 1967. Illustrated history. 17 pages.

Chassis Builders

PDF-178-1: Associated Equipment Company Ltd - A Brief History 1912-1979. Illustrated history 20 pages.

PDF-007-2: Atkinson Vehicles Ltd. (UK Passenger Chassis Production) 1950- 1963. Illustrated history. 2nd edition. 15 pages.

PDF-218-1: Bristol Commercial Vehicles Ltd - A Brief History 1908-1983. Illustrated history 20 pages. Includes Bristol Tramways & Carriage Company 1908-1955.

PDF-202-1: Crossley Motors Ltd - The Buses: A Brief History 1928-1958. Illustrated history. 40 pages.

PDF-124-1: Gilford Motor Co Ltd. 1926-1935. Illustrated history. 18 pages.
PDF-205-1: Gloster-Gardner 6LW Coach Chassis 1933-1934. Illustrated history. 13 pages.
: Great Eastern Railway: Stratford Built Buses: How Did They Work. By Dave Taylor. Illustrated. 23 pages.

PDF-171-1: Guy Motors Ltd - A Brief History 1914-1986. Illustrated history. 15 pages.

PDF-197-1: Jensen Motors Ltd - Light Passenger Chassis 1948-1951. Illustrated history. 20 pages.

PDF-059-2: Karrier Motors Ltd. 1908-1948. Illustrated history. 2nd edition. 25 pages.

PDF-128-1: Leyland Motors Ltd. 1896-1988. Illustrated history. 37 pages.

PDF-132-1: The Rowe Hillmaster - PSV Chassis Production 1953-1958. Illustrated history. 10 pages.
PDF-229-1: The Rutland Clipper 1954-1955. Illustrated history. 18 pages.

PDF-213-1: Thornycroft Passenger Chassis  - A Brief History 1902-1948. Illustrated history. 23 pages.
PDF-146-2: Tilling-Stevens 1906-1953. Illustrated history. By Roger Cox, Richard Rosa and Albert Gonzàlez. 2nd edition. 92 pages.

PDF-210-1: Vulcan Motor & Engineering Co Ltd - A Brief History 1902-1937. Illustrated history. 17 pages.

PDF-246-1: Ward Dalesman 1981-1984. Illustrated history. 19 pages. Includes ACE Ltd - Puma, Cheetah, Cougar 1985-1991.

General Histories

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